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antiviral agents 

Substances which inhibit the growth of a virus (e.g. herpes) by inhibiting DNA or RNA synthesis. Common agents include aciclovir (acyclovir), idoxuridine, ganciclovir, trifluoridine (trifluorothymidine) and vidarabine. See herpetic keratitis; virus.
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Vaccination or chemoprophylaxis of contacts is infrequently addressed, mainly because the vaccine supply is limited, as are the most effective antiviral drugs, the neuraminidase inhibitors oseltamivir and zanamivir, for the next several years.
Like antibiotics, antiviral drugs favour the survival of strains that resist the drug.
For this analysis, laboratory workers follow similar preparative steps used for HA1 and then use pyrosequencing to detect SNP that confer resistance to the antiviral drugs amantadine and rimantadine.
A major topic in the field of virology, the development of antiviral drugs continues to both generate and utilize some of the most interesting, provocative and valuable insights in related research areas.
Nobody with an interest in the antiviral drug sector should overlook this new study.
This vaccine, administered to the mice in a series of injections, contains DNA plus an antiviral drug.
WASHINGTON -- A contract has been awarded to develop a long-acting single-dose antiviral drug for use in the United States, the U.
2 million more treatment courses of antiviral drug zanamivir (Relenza(R)) from GlaxoSmithKline and 3.
By establishing a relationship between antiviral drug doses, serial determinations of HHV-6 DNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in CSF, and neurologic improvement, Denes et al.
has reported that studies performed in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, show that AusAm's lead antiviral drug candidate, DES6, inhibits the replication and spread of vaccinia virus in tissue culture.
The problem of mitochondrial toxicity is now sufficiently well-recognized that the FDA recently released recommendations that all new antiviral drug candidates should be screened for toxicity to mitochondria.
75 million treatment courses of antiviral drug zanamivir (Relenza(R)) from GlaxoSmithKline and 12.